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Economics & Policy Analysis

The MSc in Economics and Policy Analysis at UL is specifically designed to equip students with the practical skills required for a career in economics. The programme has a strong applied public policy focus which will prepare graduates for positions that require the application of economic knowledge and practical skills. It is the first and only masters in economics in Ireland that offers the opportunity to obtain a double degree through our partnership with HEC Liège (the Business School of the University of Liège) in Belgium. The programme also incorporates an international field trip element.

Entry requirements

Normally applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in economics or a programme where economics is a major component (for example, business/commerce). An interview may form part of the application process. In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions will meet this requirement. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, the candidate should meet the University's English language requirements. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice

Duration

1 year full-time

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Darragh Flannery
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202975
Email: darragh.flannery@ul.ie

Course Coordinator
Kathy Ryan
Tel: +353 (0) 61 234389
Email: kathy.ryan@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester

• Microeconomic Theory
• Macroeconomic Theory
• Evolution of Economic Theory
• Global Finance & Capital Markets
• Applied Data Analysis for Economics
• Preliminary Mathematics and Statistics for Economics

Optional Module
• Professional Development 1

Spring Semester
• Econometrics
• Public Finance & Regulation
• Industrial Policy: Theory, Practice & Evaluation
• Labour & Education Economics
• Dissertation Preparation

Optional Module
• Professional Development 2

Summer Semester
• Dissertation 1
• Dissertation 2
• International Business Workshop

Application date

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification if English is not your first language

•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Guidelines On Completing Your Application

To ensure a speedy assessment of your application, please upload the above documents with your application form.

Please title appropriately any documents you are uploading with the application form, for example "Supporting Statement", "Undergraduate Transcript", "Postgraduate Transcript", "English Language Certificate" etc.

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